Because decades of research have established that human milk is the perfect food for infants, the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa collects, stores, and distributes human milk to those who need it.

There are many benefits to breastfeeding, including the immune system boosters and infection-fighting factors.

All donated milk collected by Mother’s Milk Bank is pasteurized. After pasteurization it is tested for bacteria, then frozen for shipping. Each bottle contains 100mL and is labeled with an expiration date.

The Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa is a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.

Become a Breast Milk Donor

If you would like to become a milk donor, please email Svetha Swaminathan, or call her at 319-384-9930 or toll-free at 877-891-5347.

Although we appreciate all those who desire to be milk donors, not everyone qualifies to become a donor. To see some of the standards a donor must meet, please refer to Information for Milk Donors.


Tarah Colaizy, MD, MPH explains the benefits of the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa and a donor of milk testifies about her experience while the parents of infants that needed donated milk talk about how Mother's Milk Bank helped them.